Honor has launched its latest Android smartphone: the Honor 8X. The Honor 8X features a 6.5″ “Notch FullView” display with the bottom bezel measuring 4.25mm which helps give the 8X its 91% screen-to-body ratio. The 8X also showcases 2.5D double texture aurora glass all around as well as “advanced chip-on-film tech and AI cameras. Honor says the Honor 8X is the first smartphone equipped with the new Kirin 710 chipset.
Here’s a rundown of the specs on this device:
- 6.5-inch 2340p x 1080p LTPS display with 16,700,000 colors, 397 PPI
- 19.5:9 wide screen
- Multiple-point touch-sensitive screen
- Size and weight:
- 160.4 mm (H) x 76.6 mm (W) x 7.8 mm (D)
- Approximately 175g (including the battery)
- Operating system: Android 8.0 + Huawei EMUI 8.2
- Processor: Kirin 710, Octa-Core (4 x Cortex-A73 2.2 GHz + 4 x Cortex-A53 1.7 GHz)
- GPU: Mali G51
- Battery: 3750 mAh
- Storage: 64GB – 128GB depending on model
- RAM: 4GB
- Rear: 20-megapixel (F/1.8 aperture) + 2-megapixel dual-lens rear-facing camera with Phase Detection Auto Focus (PDAF) up to 5120 x 2840 resolution
- Front: 16-megapixel (F/2.0 aperture) up to 4608 x 3456 resolution
Honor 8X has dual-lens 20M + 2M rear and 16M front facing cameras. The cameras possess AI which recognizes 22 different categories and 500 scenarios in real-time. The AI technology optimizes camera settings and enhances photo quality based on what users are shooting.
The new night shooting mode enabled by AI technology eliminates the blurring of photos when taking night shots under a maximum 6-second exposure, even with a shaky hand. Honor cooperates with National Geographic whose professional photographers are making use of the night shooting capability to create impressive night shots.
The octa-core Kirin 710 chipsets deliver excellent performance in Honor 8X. Compared to the previous generation, the CPU single-core performance has increased by 75%. Honor 8X has a Mali G51 GPU, which is enhanced by revolutionary GPU turbo. The overall GPU performance is increased by 130% compared to the previous generation, providing exceptional experience to demanding gamers.
Honor 8X has 128GB ROM and supports an expandable microSD card up to 400GB. The smart user interface EMUI 8.2 not only keeps the system running smoothly, but also brings new features such as facial recognition under dim light and fun augmented reality (AR). Honor 8X features intelligent power saving technology and a 3750mAh battery, which can last for more than one day on a single charge.
Mr. George Zhao, President of Honor, said: “With the newly unveiled Honor 8X, Honor is setting out to hit new benchmarks in terms of balance between value, design, and performance. Honor 8X doesn’t just meet the needs of our customers, it represents a stunning leap forward in smartphone technology, tearing down old conventions on what is possible while keeping a strong focus on design aesthetics. Honor 8X is a beautiful embodiment of minimalism, an eye-catching exemplar of achievement and ingenuity that demands attention. It’s a trailblazer which demonstrates that flagship features do not require comprise.”
Honor has always made some very slick phones priced fairly reasonably. The Honor 8X looks like it will continue to do the same and should be a great choice for many users out there. You can learn more about the 8X on Honor’s website. Pricing has not yet been announced (we expect between $299USD and $349USD) but keep an eye out on their website for more.
Last Updated on October 2, 2018.